The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 705 791 745
Rank change year-on-year +86 -46  
Permanent jobs citing KVM 157 171 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 1.33% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 133 161 132
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

KVM is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10619 12876 13678
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.29% 12.40% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8948 10880 11232
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing KVM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +78 146 £57,500 +9.52% 20
London +10 71 £62,500 +8.69% 7
South East +75 34 £42,500 +6.25% 4
East of England +33 24 £48,750 +80.55% 4
Cambridgeshire +31 23 £50,000 +85.18% 3
Cambridge +18 23 £50,000 +85.18% 2
Berkshire +23 13 £55,000 +32.53% 1
North West -13 8 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Slough - 8 £58,750 - 1
Surrey +46 7 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Manchester -18 7 £30,000 -33.33% 1
South West +19 6 £48,750 +21.87%
City of London +18 6 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Oxfordshire +11 6 £30,764 -48.72%
Oxford -4 6 £30,764 -48.72%
East Sussex +16 4 £33,000 -17.50%
Reading +14 4 £37,500 -7.97%
Brighton +13 4 £33,000 -17.50%
Scotland +13 4 £55,000 +89.65%
Crawley - 4 £39,250 -
West Sussex - 4 £39,250 -
Edinburgh - 4 £55,000 -
Somerset - 3 £47,500 -
Guildford - 3 £43,500 -
Yorkshire +19 2 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Bristol +3 2 £50,000 +25.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £55,000 -
Belfast - 2 £55,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £55,000 -
Leeds +21 1 £50,000 +17.64%

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 254 (88.81%) Linux
2 220 (76.92%) VMware
3 207 (72.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 131 (45.80%) Puppet
5 109 (38.11%) Python
6 107 (37.41%) Windows
7 106 (37.06%) Opscode Chef
8 104 (36.36%) Xen
9 95 (33.22%) Amazon AWS
10 91 (31.82%) DevOps
11 90 (31.47%) Hyper-V
12 89 (31.12%) Apache
13 86 (30.07%) MySQL
14 83 (29.02%) Java
15 82 (28.67%) Bash Shell
16 79 (27.62%) CentOS
17 78 (27.27%) Ansible
18 77 (26.92%) Red Hat
19 75 (26.22%) Cisco
20 68 (23.78%) Perl
21 64 (22.38%) SAN
22 60 (20.98%) DNS
22 60 (20.98%) NFS
23 59 (20.63%) TCP/IP
24 58 (20.28%) Firewall
24 58 (20.28%) Finance
25 54 (18.88%) Oracle
26 53 (18.53%) NAS
27 52 (18.18%) Ubuntu
27 52 (18.18%) Configuration Management

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 89 (31.12%) Apache
2 49 (17.13%) IIS
3 45 (15.73%) nginx
4 43 (15.03%) OpenStack
4 43 (15.03%) Tomcat
5 36 (12.59%) Oracle Coherence
6 27 (9.44%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (9.44%) WebSphere
7 26 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 20 (6.99%) DataSynapse
9 15 (5.24%) ColdFusion
10 11 (3.85%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.75%) Confluence
11 5 (1.75%) Jetty
12 4 (1.40%) JBoss
12 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
13 3 (1.05%) CMS
13 3 (1.05%) Drupal
13 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.70%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.70%) Baselight
3 2 (0.70%) HipChat
3 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (6.99%) RMDS
2 4 (1.40%) Magento
3 2 (0.70%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 95 (33.22%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.69%) SaaS
4 20 (6.99%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.80%) IaaS
8 7 (2.45%) Office 365
9 5 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle CX
10 4 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.40%) PaaS
11 3 (1.05%) G Suite
11 3 (1.05%) Google App Engine
11 3 (1.05%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.35%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 64 (22.38%) SAN
2 60 (20.98%) DNS
3 59 (20.63%) TCP/IP
4 58 (20.28%) Firewall
5 53 (18.53%) NAS
6 50 (17.48%) LAN
6 50 (17.48%) WAN
7 47 (16.43%) HTTP
8 46 (16.08%) iSCSI
8 46 (16.08%) Multicast
9 42 (14.69%) Fibre Channel
10 36 (12.59%) FCoE
11 33 (11.54%) VPN
12 31 (10.84%) OpenFlow
13 30 (10.49%) 3G
13 30 (10.49%) 4G
13 30 (10.49%) GSM
14 23 (8.04%) DHCP
15 15 (5.24%) BGP
16 14 (4.90%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (30.07%) MySQL
2 39 (13.64%) Hadoop
3 31 (10.84%) HBase
4 27 (9.44%) SQL Server
5 25 (8.74%) Redis
6 17 (5.94%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (5.94%) NoSQL
7 16 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (4.90%) MongoDB
9 11 (3.85%) Big Data
9 11 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (3.50%) OLAP
11 6 (2.10%) Data Mining
11 6 (2.10%) DB2
11 6 (2.10%) OLTP
11 6 (2.10%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.75%) SQLite
13 4 (1.40%) Riak
13 4 (1.40%) TokuDB
Development Applications
1 52 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 50 (17.48%) Git (software)
3 26 (9.09%) Vagrant
4 18 (6.29%) Subversion
5 17 (5.94%) TeamCity
6 14 (4.90%) JIRA
7 6 (2.10%) Hudson
8 5 (1.75%) Selenium
9 3 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.05%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.05%) JMeter
9 3 (1.05%) JUnit
9 3 (1.05%) Maven
9 3 (1.05%) RSpec
9 3 (1.05%) Trac
9 3 (1.05%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.70%) GCC
10 2 (0.70%) GitLab
10 2 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.35%) FitNesse
General
1 58 (20.28%) Finance
2 51 (17.83%) Telecoms
3 23 (8.04%) Banking
4 15 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.45%) Law
6 5 (1.75%) Back Office
6 5 (1.75%) Retail
7 4 (1.40%) Marketing
8 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Publishing
9 2 (0.70%) Electronics
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (19.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (18.53%) Administrator
3 49 (17.13%) Systems Administrator
4 45 (15.73%) Linux Administrator
5 44 (15.38%) Architect
6 41 (14.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 39 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
7 39 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (10.84%) Technical Architect
9 30 (10.49%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 30 (10.49%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 29 (10.14%) Developer
11 28 (9.79%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (8.39%) C++ Developer
14 21 (7.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 20 (6.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 18 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
17 17 (5.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
17 17 (5.94%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.94%) LAMP
2 29 (10.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 28 (9.79%) Middleware
4 26 (9.09%) HTML
4 26 (9.09%) XML
5 20 (6.99%) Rendezvous
5 20 (6.99%) Ultra Messaging
5 20 (6.99%) XSLT
6 19 (6.64%) .NET
7 16 (5.59%) REST
8 13 (4.55%) Web Services
9 11 (3.85%) JSON
9 11 (3.85%) Kafka
9 11 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (3.15%) LEMP Stack
11 8 (2.80%) Memcached
11 8 (2.80%) Sphinx
12 7 (2.45%) 802.1X
12 7 (2.45%) HornetQ
12 7 (2.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.43%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.59%) Private Cloud
4 15 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.80%) Clustering
7 6 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.10%) Replication
8 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.75%) Life Science
9 4 (1.40%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.05%) PKI
11 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.70%) Fintech
11 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.35%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.35%) Oculus Rift
12 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 254 (88.81%) Linux
2 107 (37.41%) Windows
3 79 (27.62%) CentOS
4 52 (18.18%) Ubuntu
5 48 (16.78%) Solaris
6 42 (14.69%) Windows Server
7 41 (14.34%) Debian
8 37 (12.94%) Unix
9 34 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (11.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (2.10%) AIX
12 6 (2.10%) FreeBSD
12 6 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.05%) Fedora
13 3 (1.05%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (31.82%) DevOps
2 52 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 51 (17.83%) Performance Tuning
4 43 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (12.59%) Benchmarking
5 36 (12.59%) Open Source
6 32 (11.19%) Multithreading
7 29 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (9.79%) High Availability
9 25 (8.74%) Load Balancing
10 23 (8.04%) Translating Business Requirements
11 21 (7.34%) Software Engineering
12 20 (6.99%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (6.64%) ITIL
14 18 (6.29%) Mentoring
15 16 (5.59%) Change Management
16 14 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
16 14 (4.90%) Storage Virtualisation
17 13 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
18 12 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 109 (38.11%) Python
2 83 (29.02%) Java
3 82 (28.67%) Bash Shell
4 68 (23.78%) Perl
5 52 (18.18%) C
5 52 (18.18%) C++
6 48 (16.78%) Ruby
7 46 (16.08%) SQL
8 35 (12.24%) PHP
9 33 (11.54%) JavaScript
10 30 (10.49%) PowerShell
11 19 (6.64%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.15%) C#
13 5 (1.75%) R
14 3 (1.05%) Tcl
15 2 (0.70%) AWK
15 2 (0.70%) C-shell
15 2 (0.70%) Go
15 2 (0.70%) Korn
15 2 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (11.19%) Degree
2 21 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (5.94%) CCNA
4 13 (4.55%) RHCE
5 11 (3.85%) MCSE
5 11 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.50%) RHCA
6 10 (3.50%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.50%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.45%) CCNP
7 7 (2.45%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.45%) RHCSA
8 6 (2.10%) VCP5
9 2 (0.70%) LPIC
10 1 (0.35%) CISSP
10 1 (0.35%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.35%) MCSA
10 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.75%) QA
4 3 (1.05%) DICOM
4 3 (1.05%) HL7
4 3 (1.05%) SLA
5 2 (0.70%) GCP
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 207 (72.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (36.36%) Xen
3 90 (31.47%) Hyper-V
4 60 (20.98%) NFS
5 43 (15.03%) Docker
6 36 (12.59%) Oracle RAC
6 36 (12.59%) SRDF
7 30 (10.49%) Active Directory
8 28 (9.79%) Varnish
9 21 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (6.29%) vSphere
11 15 (5.24%) iptables
12 14 (4.90%) LXC
13 11 (3.85%) VirtualBox
13 11 (3.85%) XenServer
14 10 (3.50%) Samba
14 10 (3.50%) vCloud
15 7 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (2.10%) XenApp
17 5 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 131 (45.80%) Puppet
2 106 (37.06%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (27.27%) Ansible
4 39 (13.64%) Nagios
5 14 (4.90%) Packer
6 11 (3.85%) Graphite
7 10 (3.50%) Cobbler
7 10 (3.50%) OpenNebula
8 8 (2.80%) CFEngine
8 8 (2.80%) Grafana
8 8 (2.80%) WMI
9 7 (2.45%) SCOM
9 7 (2.45%) WSUS
9 7 (2.45%) ZABBIX
10 6 (2.10%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (2.10%) Kibana
10 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (2.10%) PowerCLI
10 6 (2.10%) Salt
10 6 (2.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 220 (76.92%) VMware
2 77 (26.92%) Red Hat
3 75 (26.22%) Cisco
4 54 (18.88%) Oracle
5 46 (16.08%) NetApp
6 38 (13.29%) EMC
7 36 (12.59%) Intel
8 30 (10.49%) Sybase
9 29 (10.14%) IBM
9 29 (10.14%) Microsoft
10 26 (9.09%) Juniper
11 20 (6.99%) TIBCO
12 14 (4.90%) Citrix
13 13 (4.55%) Dell
14 11 (3.85%) Palo Alto
15 10 (3.50%) Arista
15 10 (3.50%) Dell Compellent
15 10 (3.50%) EqualLogic
16 8 (2.80%) Percona
16 8 (2.80%) Splunk
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Technical Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
NST Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £65,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus included
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Central London
IQ Public Sector
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Childcare Vouchers, etc.
Posted: 16 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Propeller Communications
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum (inc £2000 annual bonus)
Posted: 21 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago